Yesterday, I got a chance to go mountain biking and did not realize how covered the trails would be from all the fallen leaves. I have to admit, I felt a little intimidated at first because it was very hard to see the trail. I didn’t go super fast (not that I can) because I wanted to make sure I did not go off the trail, or hit something that could make me wreck.
This evening I was downstairs in my office, I began singing praises to the Lord. As I was standing there, I looked down and noticed that my feet were slightly pointing a little to the outside. It’s nothing that you would notice at a glance, but I decided to adjust them and point them straight forward . When I did this, my calves hurt. I found it odd, that just by a slight adjustment to the way my feet were pointing, it caused my calves to hurt. As I was thinking about this, I heard the Lord say, “Just as you did not notice that your feet were not perfectly aligned, and you made the adjustment, I am realigning My church. For My church does not recognize that there is adjustments that need to take place in order for them to go in the direction that I Am moving. Even as you began to feel a slight pain as you adjusted your feet, my church will feel as though it is in pain. However, as the realignment happens in the body, the healing will begin to take place causing a new reformation to come forth in this Land.”
“For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose].”
HEBREWS 12:11 AMP
Even though you know death is approaching, nothing ever can prepare you for when it comes. I am thankful for the peace and love of God during these times.
On August 7, we lost a great matriarch of our family, Verna Lee Edwards, my granny. I have always known that I come from a strong line of women, and these past two weeks have proven it to me in an even greater way. If you read Proverbs 31:10-31, you will see a glimpse of what kind of woman my granny was like. She was all of that, and so much more to me. There is nothing I could write that could describe how I am feeling right now, and how much she will be missed by all of us. It gives me great comfort knowing that she is gazing upon the beauty of the Lord right now and feeling no pain, and enjoying her eternal life with Papa, in the Kingdom of God.
You have left a great legacy in our family, Granny. I can hear our Father say, "Well done, good and faithful servant," as He places a crown upon your head. I love you forever and always.
"God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart."
This morning as I lay in bed trying so hard to go back to sleep, (because I know I need it) all I could feel was the pain in my stomach. All I could see in my mind was a big ball of yarn in multiple colors that was knotted together with no end, and no beginning. These knots represent so many questions that are going through my mind right now. Continue reading
I often do not know how to start out any post I write, and this one is no different. Well, actually, it is different. It is different because it is about my granny. My grandmother, or "granny," as we call her, has been given days to live Continue reading
I originally posted this to my Weight Watchers group, but I decided to go ahead and post it here too. After all, it is about my journey.
I have to admit, this weight loss journey has been a never-ending journey for me. Sometimes I get so mad when I don’t see the results that I want and it makes me want to give up. Why bother, right? Well, guess what? I’m not quitting. I am not a quitter. The number on the scale may not be moving downward, even though I’m steadily tracking now, and trying to be extra careful during this outage (working evenings is hard) I’m not going to give up. I’m old enough to realize now that this particular journey of my life will be an ongoing one and if it takes me more time to get to to the weight I was created to be at, then so be it. I am on a journey and I will see the destination that I going to. I am not defined by a number on the scale and it’s not going to beat me down. I am active and I’m eating better each and every day. I am proud of myself and that’s good enough for me.
Sorry for the long post. No, actually. I’m not. I needed to put this out there.